Alcohol Companies Make $17.5 Billion a Year off of Underage Drinking, While Prevention Efforts Are Starved for Cash

Companies are making literally billions of dollars from the very behavior they say they want to prevent

Family & Caregiving

Can Schools Require COVID-19 Vaccines for Students Now That Pfizer’s Shot Is Authorized for Kids 12 and Up?

The Food and Drug Administration has granted the first emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents. What comes next?

Prevention & Screenings

Here’s How to Help Your Kids Break out of Their Pandemic Bubble and Transition Back to Being With Others

Whether just comfortable at home or nervous about leaving, kids may need extra support to get back out there.

Family & Caregiving

Kids Already Coping With Mental Disorders Spiral as Pandemic Topples Vital Support Systems

Nearly 3 million children in the U.S. have a serious emotional or behavioral health condition. The pandemic has cut them off from those who understand their needs.

Self-Care & Mental Health

Colleges and the Thanksgiving COVID-19 Risk: Fauci’s right – Holiday Plans May Have to Change

As COVID-19 cases rise, especially in college towns, families may need to rethink their holiday plans

Your Health

Helicopter Parenting Is Hurting Our Kids

Teenagers are increasingly unprepared for life after high school. Here's why it matters

Family & Caregiving

Dating and Sexual Health in the Teen Years

As if puberty isn't confusing enough, this is also the time in their lives that most teenagers start dating. With dating comes new concerns about emotional and sexual health.

Sexual Health

Annual Checkups for Teenagers

Regular checkups are important to ensure that all aspects of physical and mental health throughout the teenage years are up to par.

Family & Caregiving

Even Teens Need to Watch High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can lead to organ damage—and the risk isn't limited to adults, new research suggests.

Your Health

The Tech Time Bomb: Will We Forget How to Talk and Listen?

Speech and hearing experts warn that our ever-increasing tech habits may affect children's speech and language development and could harm hearing.

Menopause & Aging Well

With Overweight Teens, Focus on Healthy Lifestyle

When teenagers are overweight, parents and doctors should encourage a healthy lifestyle rather than worry about the number on the bathroom scale, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Is This Why Your Teen Is Gaining Weight?

A new study suggests that children's metabolism temporarily slows during puberty—a pattern that might help explain the current teen obesity problem.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Talking to Tweens and Teens About Sex

It's never too soon to talk to your children about sex. Get 10 tips for starting the conversation.

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